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  • Website: John Lewis*
    Start date (online): Most deals launched at 5pm on Christmas Eve
    Sale strength: The sale includes discounts of up to 50% off home, fashion, toys, furniture and more, as well as various offers on a range of electricals. It also matches competitors' reductions.
    Likely to boost? Last year, on Thu 10 Jan, John Lewis added further reductions to its clearance, where we found discounts of up to 70% off. We predict it could boost its sale further in Jan again this year.

    Here are some examples we spotted on Tue 5 Jan:

    Don't assume John Lewis is cheapest even in a sale. Always do your own price comparison to be sure you're getting the best deal.

  • Board games are an integral Christmas Day activity for many, as well as a good idea for a gift with plenty of mileage, so we've rounded up the best deals on some of the most popular titles. Plus, given the current restrictions, we've suggested how you can adapt a few of the most popular games to play virtually. 

    The Government's guidance for staying safe over Christmas suggests avoiding playing board games with members of different households because of the risk of contamination, and only playing with members of your own household. So if physical board games are off the table for you, we've highlighted below whether or not you can adapt each game to be played over video call instead, and listed an app or online version, if this is available – though these may not be like-for-like to a physical copy. We've mentioned some virtual games and quizzes below, too.

    Most popular and highest rated board games

    We researched the best board games by scanning review listicles and best seller lists (see all our sources below), and collating some of the titles which appeared most often. The results cover both new and classic games, and varying levels of difficulty. For more about how to play each game, see our 'what's the gist?' table below.

    Board game Lowest price (and next cheapest) How easy is this to play over video call? Is there an online version instead?
    Articulate! £12.99 at Ryman, £20 at Asda (norm up to £33) Easy – it has an online version of the game (see right). Yes – for free via the Articulate! virtual cards, specially launched for lockdown.
    Gloomhaven £105.94 at Amazon*, £109.19 at Zatu (norm up to £150) Not possible – you can't play over a call. No – there's no online version.
    Ticket to Ride
    £32.95 at Amazon*, £36.99 at Zatu (norm up to £40) Not possible – you can't play over a call. Yes – via an app (currently £3.09 via Google Play or £2.99 on the App Store).
    Scrabble
    £11.99 at Amazon* and Smyths Toys, £12 at Argos (norm up to £20) Difficult – you'd need to make sure the same letters were removed from each player's bag each time. No – but there are free apps such as WordFeud which let you play a similar game with friends via your phone.
    Pandemic £17.99 at IWOOT, £28.98 at OnBuy (norm up to £40) Not possible – you can't play over a call. Yes – you can play virtually online for £7.19 on Steam.
    Carcassonne
    £17.99 at IWOOT, £21.61 at Amazon* (norm up to £35) Easy – it has an online version of the game. Yes – thanks to the free online version at BoardGameArena.
    Exploding Kittens
    £9.99 at OnBuy, £14.99 at Amazon* (norm up to £30) Not possible – you can't play over a call. Yes – via an app (currently £1.79 via Google Play or £1.99 on the App Store).
    Five Second Rule £9.99 at Smyths Toys, £12.96 at OnBuy (norm up to £13) Bit fiddly – one household could manoeuvre the pieces and read from the cards while other households could shout out answers. No – there's no online version.
    Cards Against Humanity (family edition) £25 at Cards Against Humanity, £27.99 at John Lewis* and £29.99 at WH Smith (norm up to £30) Easy – you'd all need to print free pack from the Cards Against Humanity website. To save paper, consider downloading and viewing onscreen instead. Yes – you can download for free from the Cards Against Humanity website.
    Prices at 5.56pm on Tue 22 Dec


    Classic board games

    Board game Lowest price (and next cheapest) How easy is this to play over video call? Is there an online version instead?
    Jenga  £9.99 at Amazon* and Smyths Toys, Next cheapest, £10 (norm £12) at Argos, John Lewis* and Tesco Not possible – need to be in the same room to play. No – there's no online version.
    Connect 4 £10.99 at Smyths Toys. Next cheapest, £11 at Argos Bit fiddly – one person would need to put all the tokens in. Yes – via an app (currently free via App Store or £2.39 via Google Play).
    Monopoly £17.99 at Smyths Toys. Next cheapest, £18 (was £20) at Argos Bit fiddly – each player would need to move/place all pieces on their own board. Yes – via an app (currently £3.99 via Google Play and the App Store).
    Prices at 5.56pm on Tue 22 Dec


    Top board game picks from MSE HQ

    Board game
    Lowest price (and next cheapest)  How easy is this to play over video call? Is there an online version instead?
    Dobble
    MSE Laura B's pick
    £5.66 at OnBuy, £8 at Amazon* (norm up to £13) Possible – for some versions, you'd all need your own pack.(See Connect and Play for which versions can be played virtually). No – there's no online version.
    Dominion
    MSE Laura F's pick
    £32.49 at Zatu, £41.36 at Amazon* (norm up to £45) Not possible – you can't play over a call. Yes – there's a free Dominion online version.
    What do you Meme?
    MSE Sarah's pick
    £22.99 at Zatu. Cheaper at £22.39 at Hive but currently out of stock (norm up to £28) Not possible – you can't play over a call. No – there's no online version.
    Cluedo
    MSE Rhiannon's pick
    £15 at Asda, £20 at Argos (norm up to £30) Possible – so long as one person has the set, they can move pieces for everyone. Yes – it's £11.99 on Steam or there's an app (currently £1.99 via Google Play or £3.99 on the App Store)
    Guess Who? Norwich City FC edition
    MSE Kelvin's pick
    £24 at Official Norwich City FC Merchandise. Not available elsewhere Possible – you'd all need your own (same version) board. Yes – Twinkl has a free printable Guess Who-style game.
    Linkee
    MSE Laura F's pick
    £21.38 at Zatu, £22.97 at George at Asda (norm up to £27) Easy – only one person needs a pack. Everyone else can listen and call out. No – there's no online version. 
    Prices at 5.56pm on Tue 22 Dec


    More virtual games

    If you're not fussed about physical games, perhaps you'd rather keep your gaming solely in cyberspace where human infections hold no sway. In that case, if the games listed above don't take your fancy, there are plenty of free sites you can use to find games of your choice.

    BoardGameArena features a selection of popular games and lets you play online against friends or strangers. If you've had enough of board games after reaching this section, you might prefer the free quizzes over at Sporcle.

    If your Christmas game-playing usually involves a festive tipple, see our Christmas bubbly deals.

    • Here's a little more information about each of the board games above:

      Board game What's the gist?
      Articulate!

      Get your teammates to work out the word on your card without saying the word yourself.

      Ages 12+

      Gloomhaven

      Strategic card play involving vanquishing monsters and completing quests.

      Ages 14+

      Ticket to Ride

      Lay down railway routes across the country to score the most points.

      Ages 8+

      Scrabble

      A classic. Use your tiles to come up with high-scoring words.

      Ages 12+

      Pandemic

      Contain the spread of infection (counters) across the board.

      Ages 8+

      Carcassonne

      Place tiles to build and shape your medieval landscape.

      Ages 7+

      Exploding Kittens

      Strategic card game. Make sure your opponents are blown up instead of you.

      Ages 7+

      Five Second Rule

      Name three things from the category on a card before the timer runs out.

      Ages 10+

      Cards Against Humanity (family edition)

      Match up cards to come up with the funniest sentences. This is the kid-friendly version.

      Ages 8+

      Dobble

      MSE Laura B's pick

      A lightning-speed, high-energy set of games revolving around matching symbols.

      Ages 8+

      Dominion

      MSE Laura F's pick

      Build your empire through strategic card play.

      Ages 13+

      What do you Meme?

      MSE Sarah's pick

      Match photo cards with caption cards to get the biggest laughs.

      Ages 17+

      Cluedo

      MSE Rhiannon's pick

      Work out the murderer, weapon and scene of the crime.

      Ages 8+

      Guess Who? Norwich City FC edition

      MSE Kelvin's pick

      Ask yes/no questions to deduce your opponent's identity.

      Ages 6+

      Linkee

      MSE Laura F's pick

      Work out the answers to four questions and the connection between them.

      Ages 14+

  • You can get a full school uniform (ages 3-16) at John Lewis* from £23 online and in stores. Delivery's £3.50 and Click & Collect from selected John Lewis and Waitrose stores is £2.

    When we looked on Tue 2 July, selected uniform items were reduced in the John Lewis sale - so you may find you can stock up for slightly less.

    What do you get?


    Prices vary depending on size. Since several sizes are out of stock online, it's worth visiting a store for extra availability if you're able to.

    Delivery usually takes five working days.

    Important: If you live in Wales, it may not be possible to buy non-essentials at the supermarket during the lockdown and online shopping might be your only option. The rules are changing often, so keep an eye on our Life-in-lockdown guide which contains links to the Government sites for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • There are always ways you can save money at John Lewis*, so even if there isn't a cracking deal out there that works for you, don't assume you can't cut your costs further.

    Ways to save money at John Lewis include:

    • £2 Click & Collect. Save on delivery if you're spending less than £50 by collecting your items from a store (find your nearest*). Orders of £50+ get free delivery, and £30+ orders get free Click & Collect.

    • Try haggling. We polled 1,400 MoneySavers to see in which shops they had most success haggling, and John Lewis shoppers had a success rate of 72% - so it's definitely worth a try if you're feeling brave. Read our Haggle on the High Street guide for more haggling tips.

    • Shop in the sale. John Lewis has a long history of price-matching its rivals, so watch out when Debenhams or House of Fraser has sales on, as chances are you’ll get similar discounts in John Lewis.

    • Check similar retailers, eg, Debenhams, House of Fraser. If you're not committed to buying from John Lewis, check for deals from other department stores such as Debenhams, House of Fraser and Selfridges, where you may find there's a better offer.

    • Had a problem with John Lewis? There’s a free online tool you can use to complain – it helps draft, manage and if necessary escalate your complaint. It’s offered by a firm called Resolver, which we like so much we work with it to help people get complaints justice – you can use it to complain to John Lewis*.

    If you spot any hot deals we've missed (we are human after all!), please let us know on Twitter @MSE_Deals or by emailing us at msedeals@moneysavingexpert.com.

Latest Expired Deals

  • John Lewis sale?

    John Lewis sale?

    Last year, up to 50% off selected brands online and in stores

    Website: John Lewis*
    Find your nearest: Store locator*
    Start date (online): Last year, it started on Christmas Eve – we'd expect it to start on the same day this year.
    Start date (in stores): Last year, it started on Thu 27 Dec – we'd expect it to start on Sun 27 Dec this year.
    Sale strength: Although John Lewis doesn't actually bill its clearance 'up to 50% off', it matches competitors' reductions and we've spotted up to 50% off selected brands in previous years. We'd expect to see similar discounts this year.
    Likely to boost? On Thu 10 Jan, John Lewis added further reductions to its clearance, where we found discounts of up to 70% off and we predict it'll do the same this year. John Lewis often price matches other retailers, so you could see items reduced further if a competitor has reduced its price.

  • John Lewis discounts on hundreds of items

    John Lewis discounts on hundreds of items

    Incl £19 Amazon Echo Dot, £74 Nespresso machine and more

    High street retailer John Lewis* is offering discounts on hundreds of items across electrical, home, fashion, beauty, toys and more for Black Friday.

    Its ‘Never Knowingly Undersold’ policy promises to price-match other retailers with a high street presence, but not online-only retailers. However in previous years, we've seen it also match online retailers during Black Friday.

    Something to consider, if the price is the same as at other retailers, is the fact John Lewis often includes an extended warranty in the price, such as a five-year guarantee on TVs, compared to the standard one-or-two-year warranty offered by most other retailers. It’s certainly a strong contender to look out for on Black Friday 2020.

    Examples of discounts spotted at John Lewis at 1.46am on Fri 27 Nov:

    We think it’s likely to add more deals on Black Friday itself – and the most popular items have sold out early in the morning in recent years, so if you spot something you want and you're happy it's good deal, you’ll have to move fast on Black Friday.

    Important: Don’t allow yourself to be taken in by the hype around Black Friday and be sucked into buying something you don’t need or can’t afford. Always do your own price comparisons to ensure you are getting the best deal possible – don’t just take a retailer’s word for it.